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Iberian Explorer

13 Days 2 Countries 8 Cities

This all-embracing exploration of Spain visits Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Costa Del Sol and more.

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    Barcelona, Spain

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    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Ramble up Las Ramblas and through the zesty Iberian peninsula, from Barcelona to Lisbon, Salamanca to Madrid. Enjoy delicious paella in Valencia, see the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix and the medieval quarter of Lisbon with its Belém Tower.


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      Trip code: SPAN

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 12 Buffet breakfasts

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc

        • Costa Del Sol
          Visit this renowned resort area

        • Fátima
          Visit the celebrated Shrine

        • Gibraltar
          Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar

        • Granada
          Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

        • Guadix
          View the cave homes in "Barrio Troglodyte"

        • Lisbon
          View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

        • Peñiscola
          See the ancient castle overlooking the beach

        • Salamanca
          Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

        • Seville
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

        • Valencia
          Orientation tour includes the Cathedral, Town Hall, Towers of Serrano and Quart and City of Arts and Sciences


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Iberian Explorer

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Barcelona. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain's most cosmopolitan city.

      Hotel
      Novotel Sant Joan Despí

      2. Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an Optional Experience to Montserrat.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. Barcelona – Peñíscola – Valencia

      Drive through orange groves to Peñíscola and see the ancient castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continue through the 'huertas' to sunny Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, where your orientation includes the Town Hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, the cathedral and the modern 'City of Arts and Science' designed by renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      SH Florazar

      4. Valencia – Guadix – Granada

      Travel southwest across the 'sierras' to view the cave houses at Guadix. Take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings and then cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Macia Condor

      5. Granada – Costa del Sol

      This morning there is time to explore the city or participate in an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director. Arrive later on the famous Costa del Sol for free time or consider an excursion Mijas, to one of the famous hilltop villages.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Tryp Guadalmar/Tryp Alameda

      6. Costa del Sol – Gibraltar – Seville (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a scenic coastal drive past Marbella to La Linea. Cross the border to the Rock of Gibraltar, where you have the chance to see the famous Barbary apes and possibly visit the cave of St. Michael. Then continue through spectacular Andalucian countryside to Seville. After dinner at your hotel tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      MA Congress

      7. Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

      Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist on your included morning sightseeing tour. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Explore the city at your own pace or join an Optional Experience to visit the elegant Moorish Alcazar. Tonight, you might like to sample some traditional tapas.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      8. Seville – Lisbon (2 Nights)

      Drive to the Portuguese border then continue past the cork trees of the Alentejo region. From here travel to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, a great seafaring city situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight consider a traditional Portuguese dinner with music.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Olaias Park

      9. Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time

      See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Then time at leisure in Lisbon or maybe take an Optional Experience to discover Portugal's Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      10. Lisbon – Fátima – Salamanca

      A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fátima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view the Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Vincci Ciudad De Salamanca

      11. Salamanca – Madrid Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe's highest capital city. This afternoon your Local Specialist shows you all the main sights including the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. This evening why not visit one of Madrid's many fine restaurants where you have the chance to try some of the local dishes?

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      NH Leganés

      12. Madrid Free Day

      An entire day to explore the city. You might like to visit the Prado Museum, watch the street artists on Plaza Mayor or join an Optional Experience to the medieval city of Toledo, the ancient capital of Castile. Tonight dine with your companions as you celebrate a memorable holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      13. Depart Madrid

      Say 'adios' to your companions after a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Barcelona
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc

        • Costa Del Sol
          Visit this renowned resort area

        • Fátima
          Visit the celebrated Shrine

        • Gibraltar
          Visit the famous rock of Gibraltar

        • Granada
          Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

        • Guadix
          View the cave homes in "Barrio Troglodyte"

        • Lisbon
          View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

        • Madrid
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, The Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain

        • Peñiscola
          See the ancient castle overlooking the beach

        • Salamanca
          Orientation of this university city includes views of the Plaza Mayor

        • Seville
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower

        • Valencia
          Orientation tour includes the Cathedral, Town Hall, Towers of Serrano and Quart and City of Arts and Sciences


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


      $name

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      $name
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 255 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The Tour Director Kassie *Personal information removed by Feefo* is very good on what she does. Would like to be with her to our next tour. So as the DRIVER Joao who keep us safe the whole time.Product : All places we visited are beautiful

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The Tour Director and the bus driver were excellent. The places we saw were amazing. I enjoyed most of the Optional Experiences. However, I found the hotels were far from the major cities. I knew they would not be in downtown cores but these were really too far. some of them

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Thanks, I just spent an hour expressing my opinion. Guess it was not what you wanted to hear and that is why it all disapeared. Lets just say that I was extremely disappointed in the level and location of the hotels, the tour directors unprepared ness and aditute toward us

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : First time going with Trafalgar. We were very pleased with our experience. Our tour guide was excellent ( knowledgeable and personable) and our coach driver was very good as well. Apart from that,the wifi on the coach worked well. Our itinerary was somewhat altered at times, but

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The hotels could have been a lot better. The bathroom in the hotel in Madrid was very tiny, difficult to move around in and bumping into things in it. The food in some of them wasn't very good. They were out of the cities and had to take taxis or buses to get to anything.Product

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